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Kentucky Horse Council Announces February KENA Topic: EHV-1 101-What Do I Need To Know?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017  
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Kentucky Horse Council

Katy Ross

Executive Director

(859) 367-0509

 

 

Kentucky horse council announces FEBRUARY KENA Topic: EHV-1 101 – What do i need to know?

 

Lexington, KY (January 23, 2017) – The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the topic for the February Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) dinner: EHV-1 101 – What do I Need to Know? The dinner will be held on February 21, 2017, at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky.  KENA is a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6:00 PM, followed by dinner with the main speakers from 6-8 PM.

KENA, focused on the Kentucky thoroughbred, sport, and pleasure horse community, is charged with the mission of providing an educational and social venue for equine professionals and horse enthusiasts from all disciplines. KENA, which is organized by the Kentucky Horse Council and supported by the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Program, provides the opportunity for attendees to share ideas, business strategies and knowledge, and to obtain up-to-date information on horse and farm management.

With horses testing positive for EHV-1 in Kentucky in January, the February topic is very timely.  Dr. Kenton Morgan, Equine Technical Services Veterinarian with Zoetis, will discuss the different strains of EHV-1 and the risks associated with each.  Dr. Joe Lyman, Professional Services Veterinarian with Neogen Corporation, will discuss biosecurity and how to minimize the risk to your horse, at home or while traveling.  Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager for the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office, will provide an update on the current status of the EHV-1 outbreak in Kentucky and the protocols put in place by the State Vet’s Office.The Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all Kentucky horse owners, professionals and enthusiasts to attend the February 21 event. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  For details and reservations, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org or email info@kentuckyhorse.org.

ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL - The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities through KENA, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal liability insurance and other membership benefits.  The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs                        

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